'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

18th of May 2015
'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

The second International CMS Congress, taking place during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, will have the theme 'People and Business'. Speakers from around Europe, the USA, South Africa, India and China will be taking part, say the organisers.

The programme is supported by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI), the European Cleaning Machines Association (EUnited) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE). The venue is Marshall-Haus, a listed building on the Berlin exhibition grounds and the event will run on September 23 and 24. The CMS exhibition takes place from September 22-25.

The presentations and panel discussions will seek to identify the available workforce potential and the kind of employees that will be needed in the future. The discussions will also investigate whether market requirements, and therefore the demand for services, will change in the foreseeable future, and whether the available workforce potential can cope with this situation.

Speakers will also discuss the role likely to be played by developments such as demographic changes, an increase in pandemics and infections, and the demand for hospital capacity, care facilities and private care services.

Experts will also consider the extent to which the market is affected by a shortage of trained specialists, the phenomenon of worldwide feminisation and youth unemployment in southern Europe.

Speakers include Bengt Jödahl, president of EFCI; Markus Asch, president of EUnited Cleaning and German cleaning machine manufacturers association VDMA; and Susanne Zänker, general manager of AISE.

There will be panel discussions entitled 'Challenges from demographic change - the labour market now and in the future', 'International comparison of training' and 'Background conditions and development potential for the cleaning industry in large volume markets'.

Other presentations include 'Technology and Sustainability: scientific progress that increases the value of clean' by Dr Ilham Kadri, president of Diversey Care. Dr Klaus-Dieter Zastrow will speak on  'Hygiene Scandals in Bremen, Berlin, Mannheim and Kiel - why don't we learn from them?'

Sujata Banerjee will give a presentation entitled 'Influences of different cultures on standards, requirements and implementation in building cleaning in various nations'. And 'Hygiene and Sustainability' is the theme of Ecolab's Raj Rajan's session.

Simultaneous translation in English, French and German will be provided.

There is an early bird delegate fee of 300 euros until June 15. The rate then increases to 400 euros.

ECJ is the media partner for the CMS International Congress

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